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Sgt. Nancy Adams, a surgical technician at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, prepares surgical instruments for sterilization near the end of her duty day 3:06 p.m., July 27. (Photo by Gail Cureton, NRMC HQ PAO)
Operating Room: Instrument room sterilizing instruments
The Nebraska Medical Center operating room (OR) departments enhanced their internal recycling program by collection and recycling "blue wrap," a disposable blue sterile wrap used in the sterilization and covering of surgical instruments prior to procedures. To celebrate the kick off of the initiative, they hosted a recycled blue wrap costume contest.